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I am Dina

Ole Bornedal, Norway, 2002

124 min.Feature

Dina is an unconventional and utterly modern female character, torn between her own death wish and her lust for life. Dina bears the mental scars of having, as a child, been the unwitting agent of her mother's ghastly death. Neglected and deprived of comfort and of love, as she grows up she develops her own ways of dealing with the world, at odds - to put it mildly - with her surroundings.

But she is lured out of her isolation - and into the marriage bed - by music and by sex. Boldly, recklessly, she indulges in all the pleasures life has to offer, scandalising everyone around her. In her darkest moments Dina draws comfort from her mother's ghost and in a powerful fascination with death. By challenging death she renders herself invulnerable, but in doing so she also cuts herself off from the possibility of a truly fulfilling life.

Things start to go badly wrong when Jacob her husband seeks peace and comfort elsewhere, but Dina is given another chance to choose life and love when Leo the Russian appears on the scene. But does she dare to lay herself bare to him, exposing herself to the vulnerability that is so necessary if one is to give and receive love?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title I am Dina
Danish title Jeg er Dina
Director Ole Bornedal
Screenplay Ole Bornedal, Jonas Cornell
Based on Herbjørg Wassmos roman 'Dinas bok' (1989, da. 'Dinas bog' 1990)
Producer Per Holst
Director of Photography Dan Laustsen
Editor Thomas Krag, Molly Malene Stensgaard
Sound Michael Dela, Nino Jacobsen
Composer Marco Beltrami
Production designer Steffen Aarfing, Marie í Dali
Appearances Maria Bonnevie, Amanda Jean Kvakland, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Eccleston
Production country Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France
Production company Northern Lights, Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
Technical info 3391 meter, 35 mm, Cinemascope, color, Dolby
Danish theatrical release 15.03.2002
Cinemas Imperial, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Ballerup, Gentofte Kino, Albertslund Bio, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 42 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy 60 / 40 støtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production company Northern Lights, Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Ole Bornedal
1st assistant director Mette Hesthaven

Script

Script Ole Bornedal
Script Jonas Cornell

Production

Production Axel Helgeland
Producer Per Holst
Executive producer Erik Crone
Executive producer Frank Hubner
Executive producer Gerard Schmidt
Executive producer Eric Altmeyer
Executive producer Nicolas Altmeyer

Cinematography

Cinematography Dan Laustsen

Editing

Editing Thomas Krag
Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard

Music

Music Marco Beltrami
Music editor Thomas Lester

Production design

Production design Steffen Aarfing
Production design Marie í Dali

Sound

Sound Michael Dela
Sound Nino Jacobsen

Appearance

Dina Maria Bonnevie
Dina som barn Amanda Jean Kvakland
Jacob Gérard Depardieu
Leo Zjukovskij Christopher Eccleston
Karen, Jacobs mor Wenche Foss
Tomas Hans Matheson
Tomas som barn Mateen Sandvik Ram
Niels, Jacobs ældste stedsøn Mads Mikkelsen
Anders, Jacobs yngste stedsøn Jørgen Langhelle
Dinas far Bjørn Floberg
Gertrud, Dinas mor Pernilla August
Lorch, huslærer Søren Sætter-Lassen
Stina, amme Kate Hardie
Benjamin, Dinas søn Oscar Frostad Udbye
Olivia, køkkenpige Bodil Udsen
Husholderske Eli Anne Linnestad
Dagny Anette Hoff
Tela Kristin Kajander
Kristin Ines Prange
Sognepræst Hans Erik Raustøl
Greta Line Cecilie Verndal
Notar Per Christian Ellefsen
Notarens medhjælper Kristoffer Berre Alberts
Læge Jan Hårstad
Hans Lars Funderud
Anklager Bjørn Sundquist
Fængselsinspektør Sven Nordin
Fængselsbetjent Ingar Helge Gimle
Enke Viveka Seldahl
Enkens søn James Towler
Fisker Stein Grønli
Kusk Sigmund Sæverud
Dame Mona Hofland
Herre Henning Jensen
Købmand Jørgen Reenberg
Købmand Espen Skjønberg
Købmand Jan Malmsjö
Mand der skal hænges Gard B. Eidsvold
Bøddel Frank Iversen
Gæst Per Egil Aske
Gæst Sverre Bentzen
Gæst Finn Schau
Gæst Minken Fossheim
Gæst Emil Stang Lund
Gæst Anitra Terese Eriksen
Tjenestepige hos Dinas far Miriam Sogn
Tjenestepige hos Dinas far Mina Martine Lystad
Tjenestepige på Reinsnes Suzanne Paalgard
Tjenestepige på Reinsnes Ine Jansen
Staldkarl hos Dinas far Åsmund Brede Eike
Staldkarl hos Dinas far Marius Kleppe
Staldkarl på Reinsnes Bjørn Jenseg
Løjtnant Trond Espen Seim
Løjtnant Ove Christian Owe
Anarkist Joachim Rafaelsen
Anarkist Christian Skolmen

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